Full Article Attached New Mozilla Cache Lands!

Tuesday March 20th, 2001

The new cache, which will be used for HTTP, FTP, and the new imagelib (which uses part of the memcache for decompressed images) landed today. With this ground-up rewrite the loading of cached copies should be "significantly faster." Check out the full story for an excellent summary of this new cache from Gagan Saksena and to find out how you can help test the new cache.

UPDATE - there is a problem with the old cache that conflicts with the new cache. Before you run a build with the new cache, you should manually delete the contents of your cache directories. If you go back to an old build, you should perform the same duty again. For more information and to track the status of this see the bug.

#47 Memory usage?

by dannunn <>

Friday March 23rd, 2001 9:31 PM

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Well, I think I finally got a Mozilla win32 build with the cache turned on. How can I tell? Well, the fact that my build from about a week ago used around 29 megs of ram (Windows 2000), and now build 2001-03-23-04 uses 59 (fifty-nine) (!!) megabytes of ram.

Anyway, that aside, about:cache displays all the files in my memory cache now. I think. Well, when I click on them, I get the scrupulous error message, "The cache entry you selected is no longer unavailable." Hmm, if it's no longer unavailable, perhaps you could _SHOW ME_? Or is this a typo? ;)